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Serotonin and Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Negligent or Inadequate Security Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Nevada Car Insurance Buyer's Guide, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Depressive symptoms are a common mental health problem following traumatic brain injury (TBI), occurring in up to 87% of patients. Depression following Traumatic brain injury has important consequences including poor functioning, lack of ability to return to work and family activities and prolonged Traumatic brain injury symptoms. The reason depression develops in some patients following… Continue Reading

Single Traumatic Brain Injury Changes Brain

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Personal Injury, Publications, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 My friend and colleague, Randy Rozek, editor of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group Newsletter, recently shared a blog revealing that a single traumatic brain injury can change the brain.  Randy practices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Randy writes: A new study published in the highly-regarded Journal of Neurotrauma establishes organic brain changes, even in cases of… Continue Reading

What is Neuroscience?

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Negligent or Inadequate Security Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Nevada Car Insurance Buyer's Guide, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Neuroscience has origins dating back to 500 B.C.E. Arguably even earlier evidence exits that Egyptian civilization studied the nervous system in 1700 B.C.E  Varying views on the brain began to emerge in Ancient Greece. Alcmaeon, believed to be a student of Pythagoras, wrote that the brain is where the mind is; he was probably the first… Continue Reading

Diabetes Drug Heals Traumatic Brain Injury Research Shows

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Diabetes medication found to heal traumatic brain injury.   A recent research project has concluded that Exendin-4 eases damage to the brain caused by explosion and blast injuries.  This finding can have promising effects for those in the military. Soldiers who receive traumatic brain injuries during war may be at a higher risk of epilepsy even… Continue Reading

Resources

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Medical Resources http://www.mayo.edu http://www.nlm.nih.gov http://www.pubmed.gov http://www.mdconsult.com http://www.guidelines.gov http://www.emedicine.com http://www.ama-assn.org http://www.aamc.org http://www.amda.com http://www.webmd.com www.epocrates.com http://www.labtestsonline.org/ http://www.mdcalc.com/ http://www.icufaqs.org/ http://www.health.nih.gov http://www.medmatrix.org http://www.medicinenet.com http://www.abms.org http://www.certifacts.org http://www.aafp.org http://www.nysafp.org http://www.nycms.org Social Security Administration http://www.ssa.gov/disability Veterans Administration http://iris.va.gov National Mental Health Association http://www.nmha.org Epilepsy Foundation http://www.efa.org Brain Injury Association of America http://www.biausa.org Brain Injury Association of Nevada http://www.bianv.org/ National Rehabilitation Association http://www.nationalrehab.org… Continue Reading

Channel 3 Las Vegas Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Series

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder It came to my attention last week that while I was blogging a series about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during the month of February, there was something similar going on.  Dan Ball of Channel 3 News in Las Vegas (KSNV) was running a series on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for soldiers… Continue Reading

Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Neuropsychiatric Disorders There are several disorders associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). In representingpeople with Traumatic Brain Injury, I find some or more of the Disorders contribute to difficulty handling a case. For Instance, when communication is affected, it can make gathering specific facts hard. I occasionally see facts patterns change over time; like when a client begins… Continue Reading

Litigation and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted in Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 IV.               Litigation and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder This is the final post in my series on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Last week we looked at Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Today we will look at how the disorder and litigation relate. In law, trauma which produces post-traumatic stress disorder is referred to as a tort. For… Continue Reading

What is the Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Posted in Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 I.               What is the Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?  Today we are continuing our discussion of post-traumatic stress disorder by identifying treatments options. Post-traumatic stress disorder consists of a spectrum of pathologic symptoms and behaviors involving the environment, the brain, and psychosocial influences. The environment is both cause and effect as the trauma from the environment… Continue Reading

What are the Types of Trauma that Causes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Posted in Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Causes of and Risk Factors, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
This week I continue my series on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by looking at the types and causes.  II.               What are the Types of Trauma that Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well… Continue Reading

Football, War and Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Publications, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The New England Journal of Medicine published a Perspective on Traumatic Brain Injury called "Traumatic Brain Injury – Football, Warfare, and Long-Term Effects." In late July, the National Football League introduced a new poster to be hung in league locker rooms, warning players of possible long-term effects of concussions.  Public awareness of the pathological consequences… Continue Reading

Epilepsy in Soldiers With Brain Injuries

Posted in Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
With the War in Iraq technically over, many veterans are returning home.  The American Academy of Neurology reports Soldiers With Brain Injuries are at Higher Risk Of Epilepsy Years after Returning Home.  The new research is published in the July 20, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology,… Continue Reading

Which Way Home for War Weary Troops?

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The way home for war weary troops is a revolving door between the States, Iraq and Afghanistan.  MSNBC recently reported the tragedy of Major Jeff Hall’s and Joe Callan’s multiple deployments to war torn zones with brief breaks at home in the United States.  For many U.S. vets, life becomes a revolving door of war,… Continue Reading

Hurt Locker and Blast Injuries

Posted in Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues
I just saw the Hurt Locker directed and produced by Kathryn Bigelow.  A movie about the solitude of explosive munitions neutralizer soldiers.  The entire movie portrays disarming Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) sometimes successfully and sometimes not.  The movie is nominated for an Oscar. An IED is a device fabricated or placed in an improvised manner, incorporating… Continue Reading

PTSD and MTBI in Veterans Study

Posted in Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues
Pietrzak and colleagues published their study in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Mediates the Relationship Between Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Health and Psychosocial Functioning in Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 2009;197(10):748-753). The study, from Yale University, evaluated whether posttraumatic stress… Continue Reading

Ashamed of War Wounds

Posted in Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues
More attention has been paid to the mental health of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan than in any previous war. Yet shame remains a significant barrier to military personnel and their families getting the psychiatric treatment they need, a report released Wednesday says. Time Magazine reports today on the American Psychiatric Association’s study that… Continue Reading